Columbia Knoll Portland, Oregon

Columbia Knoll is a mixed-income redevelopment project located on the ten-acre historic Shriners Hospital site in northeast Portland. The redevelopment includes affordable, senior and congregate housing.

Affordable Housing for Mixed-Income Redevelopment

In addition to affordable family housing, a day-care facility, community center, and market rate for-sale townhomes are included in the design. The 334 housing units are distributed between four buildings. Those two, three, and four-story structures are carefully sited to preserve mature, existing trees and the historic Shriners front lawn on Sandy Boulevard. The project required detailed coordination with the State Housing Office, the Portland Development Commission, the Historic Landmarks Commission, as well as five neighborhood associations with an extensive public outreach program. Otak also worked closely with the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods throughout the process.

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Planning & Landscape Architecture
“I enjoy planning at various scales and understanding how people interact with spaces and environments to ultimately improve those experiences.”

Mandi Roberts


Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture